First Warning Forecast: Tracking scattered rain, possible storms and tidal flooding

Posted at 2:55 PM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 17:33:24-04

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Tracking scattered rain, possible storms and tidal flooding....We are keeping an eye on an area of low pressure spinning over Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina. This low will keep our weather unsettled over the next couple of days, with clouds, rain, possible storms and some tidal flooding in your forecast.

As we move through this Thursday evening, expect scattered showers to rotate around the area of low pressure. A few thunderstorms are possible. Some of the rain could be heavy. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the low 50s. A persistent northeast wind will cause some minor tidal flooding, especially around high tide. High tide at Sewells Point is around 9 p.m. tonight. Turn around, don't drown!

Low pressure will continue to impact our forecast on Friday as it slowly churns and moves away from our area.  Again, we'll see scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the low and mid 60s. Some nuisance tidal flooding is possible Friday, but conditions will improve as the low pushes farther away from our viewing area. High tide at Sewells Point Friday morning is around 9:30 a.m.

A few showers will still be possible into Saturday as low pressure lingers off the East Coast. However, rain is not expected from start to finish during the day. In fact, there will be some breaks between the clouds to see some sun. Highs will be in the lower 70s. By Sunday, on Mother's Day, rain chances are lower. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds and highs near 80. More rain and storms are possible next week.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (70%). Thunderstorm Possible. Low temperatures in the low 50s. Winds: NE 10-15 mph.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers (80%). Stray Storm Possible. High temperatures in the low and mid 60s. Winds: N-W 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Partly Sunny. Chance of Showers (30%). High temperatures in the lower 70s. Winds: W 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Low (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low to Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

1834 Tornado: Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Prince George Co

1989 F1 Tornado: Louisa Co

2004 Severe Thunderstorm: Hanover, Henrico, Prince George, Northumberland Co - Hail 0.75"-2.75"

Dominic Brown
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